Student Data Privacy: An Overview

Organization: Data & Society Research Institute
Author: Mikaela Pitcan
Published: July 13, 2016

Student data privacy conversations center on concerns regarding the safeguarding of data collected in educational settings. These concerns oftentimes revolve around a fear of student information being sold to third parties for targeted advertising purposes. Other concerns include the hyper surveillance of vulnerable groups of students, schools selling students’ personal details to marketing companies, and schools using data to make potentially damaging decisions about children. This blog post details examples of instances in which student data privacy has been breached.